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Results of conservative treatment of partial tears of the anterior cruciate ligament.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8407036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The diagnosis of an acute partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament was made in 56 patients who did not undergo surgical repair. After a period of up to 5 years, 39 returned for follow up evaluation. They were divided into three groups according to clinical analysis of the knee and the Lysholm-Gillquist score. Our aim was to determine their long term functional limitations. 56% had progressed to anterior cruciate ligament deficiency at the time of follow up. This came about not only after resuming sporting activities, but also occurred in those who were not so active. Our results suggests that a partial tear leaves an irreversible defect which may progress to a complete tear, especially in young athletes engaged in active sport.
Authors:
M Lehnert; A Eisenschenk; A Zellner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International orthopaedics     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0341-2695     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Orthop     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-24     Completed Date:  1993-11-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705431     Medline TA:  Int Orthop     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  219-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Orthopaedic Clinic, Free University of Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Anterior Cruciate Ligament / injuries*
Arthroscopy
Casts, Surgical
Exercise Therapy
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Joint Instability / etiology
Knee Injuries / complications,  rehabilitation,  therapy*
Male
Rupture

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